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Fort Worth Man Sentenced to Nearly 22 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas — Dwight L. Looney, 62, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 262 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in October 2013 to one count of production of child pornography.  Today’s announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

According to the factual resume filed in the case, in May 2010, Looney knowingly used, persuaded and enticed “Jane Doe” to engage in sexually explicit conduct, and Looney used a digital camera to take a still image of that conduct.  Jane Doe was younger than 16 years old at the time.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.  For more information about Internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”      

The investigation was conducted by the Fort Worth Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  Assistant U.S. Attorney Aisha Saleem prosecuted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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